The cat eye and bold red lip are two of spring and summer’s hot new trend. The bold classic look is back with a twist after a few seasons of being dormant, taking precedence over the pastels and nudes of the past few seasons. The trends can be worn together for a old Hollywood look or worn separately for a new modern chic appeal. Set fire to spring with a pair of timeless flaming red lips and those artful winged eyes with the perfect shape.
The spring 2015 modern cat eyeliner was taken to an entirely new level this season. Yellow, blue and reds showed up on the runway as liners rather then the classic black color.
Liquid eyeliner is the best option for cat-eye makeup when you want it to last all day. This formula from Loreal glides on for a precisely defined and intense eye look without smudging or smearing for all day wear. A precision-tip liquid eyeliner helps you get a steady line on the first try, without having to go through a dozen q-tips. This NARS liner gives you ultimate control and its fast-drying formula keeps you smudge-free while swiftly perfecting the femme fatale look. Add some sparkle to a cat-eye with this Heavy Metal glitter liner from Urban Decay. A thin brush lets you paint small strokes for a precise winged design.
The best red lipstick for fair skin are vibrant blue-based cherry reds that contrast with pink undertones in fair skin to make lips pop. Cherry reds are ideal for fair skin because they are a cool, bright and youthful red shade. Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Cherry Blossom 028. A rich berry red warms up fair skin tones while adding a touch of understated sophisticated glam, try CoverGirl Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Berry Twist or Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Cutting Edge .
Medium/ Olive Complexion
Eva Mendes & Kim Kardashian are good sexy olive skin women. The best color for medium and olive complexion is orange red.This fiery shade is great against warm complexions. Orange-y shades have hints of blue to counteract sallowness. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick is the perfect choice as well as Smashbox Be Legendary in Legendary True Red. Another great color for some with olive or medium complexion is brick reds or brownish reds which contrast well with the olive greenish undertones try Too Faced Lipstick in Stiletto Red.Coral reds with punchy pink undertones were made to enhance olive skin such as Lipstick Queen in Fire Red. Also blackberry this red-based purple delivers the same berry tint as a glass (or two) of pinot noir try Prestige Lipstick In Pinot Noir
For the Beyonce, Rihanna and Halle Berry toned women of the world. I consider myself in this category. Tan skin has yellow and red undertones so blue based reds work well on this type of complexion. NARS Jungle Red is stunning for light to medium light shaded skin color. Deeper reds that have both blue and brown in them also work great, try Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon.
Kerry Washington’s duey brown skin works well with a rich red. Rich candy apple ruby or oxblood colors are your friend, try MAC Russian Red is a bold lipstick that brings out the warm undertones in medium brown skin. For a more vampy sophisticated look go for the chocolate berry Bobbi Brown LipColor in Blackberry , the dark raspberry plummy hue brings out the warm undertones.
A great color for darker brown complexion is tangerine. Lupita Nyong’o looks fabulous in this color shade. This orange punch shade really stands out against darker skin tones. Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip. Also Maroon is another option. This deep, deep red is elegant, and the rich blue undertones are especially flattering against dark skin, try Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in 308 . The Clinique Cranberry Cream shade is the perfect compliment to deep brown skin. The burgundy shade brings out the various shades of purple that are often present in “chocolate” skin. Another option is raspberry. It’s bright and young and contains a hefty dose of pink that pops against dark complexions Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Berry, Berry Nice.
Some of my personal favorites….